*Sadly the mass media is so busy chasing bogus Russian stories, it neglects to mention some of the positive aspects of the November election.*
*CNN misrepresented the participants at the pregame prayer at the Congressional Baseball Game following the shooting of House Majority Whip Steven Scalise.*
*Here is a summary of the month from May 17 to June 20 of the focus of Mainstream Media broadcasts. Take a look at the incredible amount of minutes they allotted to the Russia/Comey investigation compared with issues like Economy/Jobs and Tax Reform. Shameful biased Mainstream Media.*
*With the annoying misdirection of the Mainstream Media (MSM), it is difficult to get a handle on just what transpired in the first 100 days of President Trump. We know that stock market advanced something like 12% and consumer confidence has risen to its highest level in 16 years although the MSM doesn’t mention those kinds of new items. Here is Judge Jeanine Pirro discussing the President’s first 100 days.*
*In their embarrassing haste to paint President Trump evil the mainstream media (MSM) has jumped all over the proposed tax cuts as “favoring the rich.” Yet a cursory look at the chart below shows that the top 20% pay 86.6% of the taxes. So, duh, any tax cut would give them a disproportionate benefit as they pay a DISPROPORTIONATE share of the taxes.*
*In the MSM’s quest for “fairness” they neglect to mention the bottom 40% who actually receive our tax dollars from the government.*
While we are on the subject of taxes and the rich and poor, take a look at Number 8 in Marxist community organizer Saul Alinsky’s menu for creating a Socialist State – “Class warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.”
*Here is an interview by Brooke Baldwin of CNN. The interviewee is Kassem Eid, a survivor of the 2013 Syrian chemical attack. He was brought to CNN to express his anxiety about the Syrian innocents. Baldwin brought Kassem back to CNN to try and frame a narrative about President Trump’s airstrike in Syria, but being unwilling to accept Syrian refugees. CNN did not expect the candor it got from this survivor.*
*It is really hard to argue that the mainstream media makes any attempt toward objectivity when you read this.*
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and apparently, according to the mainstream media, so is economic growth.
*In Friday’s New York Times, Nelson D. Schwartz wrote a piece headed “LIttle sign of a Trump Bump in the Economic Forecast.” He says that consumers are more confident, but doesn’t say why. Nor does he go into the detail that consumer confidence reported two days ago hit their highest levels in 16 years. No, in the Times, consumers are just “more confident.” That’s what I call damning with faint praise. AND giving a very distorted picture of the situation.*
Schwartz continues in his opening paragraph that “stocks are up five percent since the start of the year.” That’s factual, but, again a distortion. Why start at the beginning of the year? President Trump was elected November 8, 2016. Since then, stocks have risen something like 12 percent. Not quite the same picture, but the same result. Somehow five percent doesn’t sound nearly as impressive as 12 percent. Additionally, this stock market gain has put something like $3.0 trillion into the accounts of investors. A lot of people are a whole lot better off in their IRA accounts since the election.
Elsewhere, I saw news stories on the fact that stocks had declined for eight straight days as signs of the President’s failure. But, in that recent selloff prices only declined less than two percent. Remember, this followed a run up or around 12 percent. Clearly, a two percent decline after a 12 percent gain is not unwarranted.
The Trump presidency is 70 days old. I think the economy has already benefitted greatly and his policies are still in the process of being implemented.
*It just never ends, does it? This is a Time cover from 2006 when George Bush was President. Clearly Time didn’t care for him any more than it and the rest of the mainstream media does for President Trump.*